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Educational Opportunities

Certificate Programs

Enhance research skills through online learning or participate in a summer training program, and receive a certificate of completion. Gain knowledge about methadone maintenance treatment.

Virtual Lectures

These popular presentations give viewers a minicourse provided by national and international experts on a drug abuse research or professional development topic.

  • Volatile Substance Abuse Lectures and Discussion Wikis
    Developed by a multinational working group of researchers who explore the epidemiology, neurobiology, prevention, and treatment of inhalant abuse, these virtual lectures are available through the website of the University of Saskatchewan Research Chair in Addiction.
  • Professional Development Webinars
    Hour-long courses designed to help scientists enhance their oral and poster presentation skills and effectively discuss their research in formal and informal settings.
  • Understanding the Relationships Between Policy and Research
    Alison Ritter, Ph.D., who directs the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the University of New South Wales, Australia, discusses the interaction among multiple players—including politicians, the media, and drug abuse researchers—who define drug problems and identify and evaluate potential solutions.
  • PAHO Virtual Campus
    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) virtual campus includes free lectures on topics of interest to substance abuse professionals. Most lectures are available in both Spanish and English. Topics include alcohol policy and public health, drug policy and public health, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and the Alcohol, Smoking And Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST; Spanish only).

Degree Programs

Continue your academic education with degree programs from an accredited institution. Choose from master’s degree programs or a multidisciplinary doctoral program. All programs are offered in English to students from any country.